Media Player


  • Mainly concerned with streaming audio/video
  • Progressive download of content


  • Did not support any sort of streaming until the 3.0 OS that adds HTTP Live Streaming
  • Supports progressive download for on demand content


  • Was very enterprise/business user focused until recently and hence did not have very good support for media
  • As the consumer part of RIM picks up, there is focus on improving the media capabilities of its firmware


  • Supports RTSP natively. Packet Video provides the multimedia sub-system for the Android

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